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Bowls/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Post-workout, Gut-Healthy Veggie Slaw

If you wanna slay, you gotta slaw!

When it comes to performing at your best, food can be your secret weapon, or your greatest weakness. Knowing how to navigate nutrition will be part of a winning strategy and an invaluable life lesson.

After a long workout or day at the office, your willpower is at its lowest—and you’re probably starving. This is the time that many people lose their grip on healthy food and make poor choices. A great trick is to make sure you’ve got healthy meals ready ahead of time, when you’re brain and willpower are fresh.

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Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Vegan/ Videos/ Wellness

Mind Blowing: GMO’s, Glysophate & Gut Health

This is a mind-blowing conversation that explores new insights into the mechanisms behind human health and longevity. Zach Bush, MD is a triple board certified, peer-reviewed physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, as well as in Hospice and Palliative care.

In this interview he dives deep into understanding how microbiome is a critical predictor of and protector against illness, the massive and misunderstood impact of industrial farming, chemical pesticides, the pharmaceutical industry, and it’s an exploration of autism, epigenetics and the mechanics of intercellular communication.

Dinner/ Lunch/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Superlicious Vegan Tacos with Pink Sauerkraut


From amateur to pro-biotic in one bite

The differences that exist between pro athletes and the rest of us involve a few things beyond training and equipment. Being able to train and compete is taken to another level by having an optimized gut.

If you want to enhance performance, feel better and improve your recovery, consider sinking your teeth into these vegan soft tacos, full of micronutrients and a healthy dose of probiotics!

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Health Tips/ Vegan/ Wellness/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Aging: It’s all downhill from here


Ah fiddlesticks, my knees hurt

Like our bikes, our bodies tend to break down as we age. But wait! I’m here to tell you there’s no reason to swap your mountain bike and Toyota Tacoma for Backgammon and a beige Camry just yet!

Before you throw in the towel and take a nap on the davenport, know that just because you’re 50 years old on paper, doesn’t mean you’re 50 biologically. If you’re eating healthy foods and doing things like riding your bike, there’s less biological aging taking place in your body—honest to Pete! Continue Reading…

Meaning & Passion/ Retreats/ Zesty Adventures

Zesty Weekend Retreat: March 3&4


Transform your life

On March 3rd and 4th, we invite you to share an intimate weekend of self-growth, pilates, yoga, nutrition, sleep hygiene and the exploration & transformation of your life.

The Zesty Weekend will be held at Core Intentions Pilates Studio in Squamish, BC. At the studio you’ll experience a uniquely warm and intimate atmosphere where we’ll immerse ourselves in wellness. There will be fresh healthy snacks and meals, and exciting sponsor goodies from local business such as; Ryders Eyewear, SoundRunner, Nester’s Market, Hornby Energy Bars, Nootka & Sea, Ener-C, Mountain Squeeze, Counterpart Coffee, Euphoria Natural Health and Health Food Heaven.
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Bars/ Breakfast/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan

Zesty Life gluten-free nut & seed granola


This granola is nuts!

Healthy snacking can be difficult, especially when you’re in full-on hangry mode. The trick is to plan ahead, make big batches and make healthy eating easy.

In order to curb your hunger you need high energy, nutrient-dense foods that won’t spike your blood sugar. This Zesty Granola makes a delicious snack or add-on to your breakfast. Full of healthy raw seeds and nuts, you can play around with whatever nuts and seeds appeal to you, although a mixture is will give you the most variety of nutrients. —Keep in mind that peanuts are not included, as they’re not nuts, they’re legumes.

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Health Tips/ Meaning & Passion/ Zesty Adventures

Health isn’t a destination, learn to enjoy the ride


Venturing beyond the kitchen

It was an epic powder day as I carved untouched lines between the trees. I lean back on the tail of my board and float through the blissful moment. My mind is sharp, body nourished and energy levels abundant.

I believe part of thriving in the moment is nourishing your body with the right foods. More than finding the perfect pre-workout or post-workout meal or deciding how many calories your ingesting, it’s about nourishment for life’s moments. It’s about eating nutrient-dense, whole foods. Real foods. Continue Reading…